Executive Director, 10/2011 - Present International House, Fort Wayne, IN Responsible for organizational leadership and development, strategic planning, implementation and decision making. Responsible for training and mobilizing team of 150 volunteers that serve over 500 internationals and refugees annually through 8 different programs. Responsible for budget, finance, fundraising and development to ensure organization has adequate funds to operate. Responsible for structuring the vision and mission of the organization and presenting it to the board of directors. Responsible for writing policies, guidelines and direction for the ministry. Responsible for program development. Responsible for representing the ministry to the community as well as area churches, businesses and foundations. Responsible for collaborating with other organizations to optimize impact on international and refugee community.
Development Director, 4/2011 - 9/2011 International House, Fort Wayne, IN Applied for grants through different foundations. Cultivated new donor relationships with churches, individuals and corporations. Represented ministry to the local community at ministry fairs and special events. Developed new marketing tools and materials. Maintained donor base
Licensed Insurance Agent, 10/2010 - 09/2011 Integrity Insurance Group, Angola, IN Obtained Insurance licenses in the State of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. In charge of helping the office stay on track to reach monthly sales goals. Advised about the best insurance policies according to each client needs. Maintained historic policy information.
Women's Program Director, 5/2006 - 10/2010 International House, Fort Wayne, IN Provided program development and management of women's programming that served over 200 refugee and international women and children annually. Supervised team of 35 program volunteers. Scheduled and managed parenting, health and safety workshops, and made advertisements for other services. Provided services to international and refugee women and children.
Volunteer, 10/2005 - 5/2006 International House, Fort Wayne, IN Trained in cross-cultural and Muslim ministry. Provided ESL instruction to refugee and international women. Provided social services and supported individuals under the supervision of the women's program director. Helped internationals and refugees search out proper housing, healthcare providers, and specialized assistance. Performed errands for families with limited transportation.
Volunteer, 7/2005 - 9/2005 The Reclamation Project, Fort Wayne, IN Provided ESL instruction to Somali Bantu refugee women. Accompanied refugee women to doctor's appointments.
Childcare Provider, 3/2002 - 5/2006 Self Employed, Auburn, IN Provided activities that support bodily, emotional, academic and communal growth. Aided children in discovering interests, increasing talents, building confidence and learning how to correctly work independently and together with others. Provided nutritious snacks and meals.
Education and Training
Eastside High School, 1990 Butler, IN General Education, High School Diploma .